- 2 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
Maybe I am the only one going through this random stress of picking out a song/dance with my dad….
Here are the details: My dad desperately wanted us to do a choreographed Father/Daughter dance. We went last week and signed up for 7 personal dance lessons at a local Planet Ballroom. Previously, I had sent him a list of 52 F-D songs, he did not like any of them. I spent a few hours on WB and Youtube and picked out a few off the wall, but approporiate, songs and re-sent them (ex: amos lee- sweet pea, paul simon- father and daughter, trace adkins- just fishin)…he did not like any of these songs either.
We’ve had 2 lessons so far. I told our instructor to use the song ‘My Girl’ so we could atleast have a little beat to our dance.
We have a 3rd lesson tommorow. My dad called me this morning and told me that although he ‘sort of liked’ My Girl, he wanted the song to transition into a more fun song where we do the robot and other fun moves. I asked him to give me some ideas on this second song and he had none. I suggested ‘I Feel Good’ by James Brown, he was not a fan of it.
I went to Youtube and watched these kinds of F-D dances and while I think some of them look cheesy, I think it is definitely a crowd pleaser and since it is so important to my dad, I do not mind doing this at all. I just feel exhausted with music selection. I have read every single WB post about music suggestions. I feel alot of pressure to have these 2 songs picked out 100% by tomorrow night….after all, what is the point in having dance lessons if we dont know the exact song?
I feel that typically a F-D dance is an easy, no-stress part of the wedding. I’m baffled as to why this is SO important to my dad, especially because he is a terrible dancer! He has zero rhythm. ZERO. Sweet gesture, just stressful on my part!
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for me? Growing up we listened to U2, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel, Bonnie Raitt, Annie Lennox…..I cannot think of any great out of the box songs for us to dance to.